Saturday, August 31, 2013
KRON Wants A Lot For Its Building; Larry King Apartment Hunting In The Marina; KPIX Poo; Korach Book on Bill King; Saturday Media Quick Hits
Quick Saturday Hits
*If the word around the real-estate world is correct, KRON wants roughly $25 million for its building at 1001 Van Ness--that's a lot of turkey sandwiches and beer at Tommy's Joynt.
*Bruno Cohen at PIX: Since taking over the veteran GM has been pretty much complacent. The status quo at Channel 5; which wasn't great, prompting his hire, has been further muddied, again, by a plethora of in-house angst over way too many managers and a few reporters. Furthermore, the open favoritism by Dan Rosenheim, the News Director, continues to polarize the newsroom.
Not to beat a dead donkey, but the Paul Deanno hire, which resulted in Roberta Gonzales going to weekends, has been a disaster. Gonzales has a huge following; not just men, but a lot of 40-something women too.
Deanno has no such following; has no personality, and all the warmth of a tofu salad in Marin.
*Larry King is looking for a large apartment in the Marina in case anyone wants to know. Not that he's ditching the Beverly Hills house, just that when he comes to the city, he likes to stay a few days.
*Real startling: The amount of new faces at KTVU, especially reporters. For one thing, even in its hey day, Channel 2 and Cox never were known for paying decent wages for reporters--in fact, some reporters at KRON make more money.
*Must-read: Ken Korach's new book out on Bill King. Holy Toledo!
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